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5 Reasons to Install a Backyard Fire Pit

Whether you’re redesigning your whole backyard, or just looking for something to extra to add, consider a fire feature for major wow factor and function.

Adding a fire pit to your backyard might sound like it’s all flash and glam, but there are concrete reasons why you should add a fire feature to your backyard. They do more than just look good (but if that’s all you’re looking for, that’s cool, too!).

Here are 5 reasons you should install a fire pit into your backyard.

Create beautiful ambiance with a fire pit installation

If you want your backyard to be a place you enjoy hanging out, consider adding a fire pit. Summer nights entertaining around the glowing flames, and winter evenings staying warm by the fire—a fire pit adds a certain romantic ambiance to every activity.

Add cozy chairs and tables and you have the perfect focal point for entertaining! If adding ambiance is your number one goal, take time to explore design options to find the perfect option for your personal outdoor living style.

Keep bugs away with a fire pit

Don’t let bites keep you from enjoying your backyard. If you’re in Florida like we are, you understand how bad mosquitos and noseeums can be at certain times of the year, leaving you with leg bites and pushing you back inside.

When the bugs start swarming, light up the fire and the smoke will send them away. On days when you’re using your outdoor kitchen and cooking food so delicious that even the gnats want a piece, you’ll be happy you have a fire pit to keep them away.

Stay warm with a beautiful fire pit

Warmth is what most people associate a fire feature with, and for good reason! A fire pit lets you get more use out of your backyard by keeping it cozy during the winter. Even Florida has plenty of chilly nights. It’s nice to light a fire and hang around it with friends and family. It acts as so many things in one—a heater, a focal point, and a gathering place.

Install a fire pit to increase your home’s value

The money you put into your fire pit will come back to you in increased home value. With a built-in backyard fire feature, your home will stand out among other traditionally styled homes, thus giving you an edge when it comes time to sell. Just keep your fire feature maintained and it will function for many years and for many owners.


Never underestimate the value of a sandwich made with graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate. And with the right accessories, you can use a fire pit to cook up a variety of foods. Kids and adults will love gathering around the fire roasting marshmallows and other treats.

At ACP, we can help you choose the best fire pit for your needs. We also design other fire features, like outdoor fireplaces and fire tables. Reach out if you have any questions about your next backyard update.


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